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ASSAD: Syrian Army to Focus on Clearing Eastern Areas of Terrorists After Liberating Idlib

DAMASCUS – After liberating Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib, the Syrian governmental army will focus on clearing the country’s eastern regions of terrorists, President Bashar Assad stated. “Idlib is the key task now, from the military point of view. Obviously, [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan has hurled all effort into it following an order by […]

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Turkey Lets Over 100,000 Refugees Cross the Border With the EU

ANKARA – Turkish Minister of the Interior Suleyman Soylu announced that the number of immigrants crossing the border from Turkey to Europe has grown to 47,113 as of Saturday evening after Ankara stopped complying with a key agreement with the EU that prevented migrants and asylum-seekers from arriving in Europe. The development comes as reports […]

Syrian Air Defenses Down Six Turkish Combat Drones, Russia Warns it Cannot Guarantee Safety of Turkish Aircraft Over Syria

MOSCOW/ANKARA/DAMASCUS – Russian taskforce’s command cannot guarantee the safety of Turkish aircraft’s flights over Syria, Oleg Zhuravlev, the Chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria, said on Sunday. According to Zhuravlev, the Syrian government was forced to declare the closure of airspace over Syria’s Idlib province, TASS reported. “In […]

Turkish Activists, Iran Call on Erdogan to End Invasion of Syria

ANKARA – A large number of Turkish media and civil activists in a petitioned on President Erdogan to stop meddling and military intervention in Syria and immediately withdraw forces from the country. A sum of 236 prominent Turkish figures, including artists, actors, poets, leaders of civil social bodies, lawyers, media workers, university professors, physicians and […]

LAVROV: Syria Has Every Right to Fight Terrorists in Idlib

MOSCOW – Damascus has the right to fight back when attacked by terrorists and Moscow is in no position to stop Syrians from doing what the United Nations Security Council endorsed, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated after the latest Idlib flare-up. Ankara lost 33 soldiers in the northwestern Syrian province after they were targeted […]

Syrian UN Envoy: ‘Turkey Using Observation Posts to Back Terrorists’

DAMASCUS – Syria’s ambassador to the UN told an emergency UN Security Council meeting that Turkey uses the observation posts it has set up in Syria’s northwest to level support for terrorists. Speaking during the Friday session, Bashar al-Ja’afari strongly condemned the Turkish aggression against Syria, and urged the world body to put an end […]